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post #15901 of 29360
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

The first ones are very casual ..
The second pair is more versatile..
What do you want them for?
I will go for numero due..
I'd probably say the opposite tbh. They are both pretty casual, but the mid-brown colour of the first is pretty versatile, whereas the stone colour and red soles of the second pair would be less versatile.
post #15902 of 29360

Thanks a lot for the comments. Well, the shoes should be for everyday wear - mostly to school. I usually wear chinos or jeans, paired with shirt or polo (in colder weather sweater or jacket). Until now I used black oxfords as my main shoes, but it is not very comfortable and way too formal, so I need some casual yet stylish alternative.

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post #15904 of 29360
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Originally Posted by Stone34 View Post

What I'm thinking is BOSS makes really good fitting suits and good style... but perhaps the quality is NOT good and doesn't last?
Is that why so many do NOT like BOSS?

That's basically it - the quality doesn't approach the retail price tag. There is plenty on this if you search through the older threads. I actually own the Jam/Sharp model myself, but I don't feel too bad because I didn't know better and it only cost me $350. I still get occasional use out of it, but the quality is laughable compared to suits I could have paid modestly more for. I would urge you to dig through some older threads, such as this one.
post #15905 of 29360

I recently bought a pair of suede loafers from BM, which were half a size too big (compared to my usual size UK6) but they fit snugly when purchased. Now, especially after I have put in shoe trees (woodlore's ultra S), they have expanded to the point of being uncomfortable. My other shoes (leather loafers from moreschi) have also experienced the same expansion, though not as severe. Other than utilizing insoles, is there any way of 'shrinking' the shoes and prevent the heel area from expanding or will they adapt to my feet as time goes by?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #15906 of 29360

Hey kludi, I had the same problem too - bought a suede drivers Hugo Boss and found out that they are too big. I did put a leather pads in the shoes and it is much better now. They are still a bit big, but it is a partial solution. It is also possible to buy heel grips that can reduce the space between the shoe and the heel, so you can try it aswell. Hope it helps.

post #15907 of 29360
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Originally Posted by SlimJohny View Post

Thanks a lot for the comments. Well, the shoes should be for everyday wear - mostly to school. I usually wear chinos or jeans, paired with shirt or polo (in colder weather sweater or jacket). Until now I used black oxfords as my main shoes, but it is not very comfortable and way too formal, so I need some casual yet stylish alternative.

 

i say if you're aiming for subtle, first pair. Aiming to stand out a bit, 2nd pair. Both look nice, imo 1st pair easier to match with chinos

post #15908 of 29360

First post, so be prepared for a noob question.

 

I have heard that in matching trousers with blazers/sport coats it is best to have the jacket be darker than the trousers. 

 

I am trying to match a light grey and/or beige linen blazer with some trousers but don't want the pants to be even lighter than the jacket since those are already very light in colour, what are my options? 

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I recently purchased a leather jacket online and I need your eyes and opinions to help me decide whether I should keep it or continue looking. I bought two different sizes and the other one (not pictured) is too drapey on my arms and shoulders.

 

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I am undecided whether to keep it or not because the fit is kinda tight when zipped close and I am worried that it might not be too comfy to layer with items thicker than tees. (though I read somewhere that leather jackets stretch a little over time with wear (?)).

 

Should I keep this one or not?

post #15910 of 29360

Too tight IMHO. It must be very uncomfortable. I would definitely go with one size bigger. That way you will be able to wear sweater/etc. under it.

post #15911 of 29360
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Originally Posted by LokStock View Post

I have heard that in matching trousers with blazers/sport coats it is best to have the jacket be darker than the trousers. 

I am trying to match a light grey and/or beige linen blazer with some trousers but don't want the pants to be even lighter than the jacket since those are already very light in colour, what are my options? 
It's a general rule, to which there are exceptions, not an inviolate law of the universe. By all means, feel free to wear pants darker than your light-colored jacket. I have a camel-colored jacket which I routinely wear with dark pants.
--
Michael
post #15912 of 29360

Maybe this linen square

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will put the eye more at ease - leaving the blue only a tiny bit in the bow tie and the suit itself....??

 

But my noob-ish mind doubts that silk bow tie and linen PS will be suitable for a groom... too casual no??

 

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Originally Posted by MTB-85 View Post

Now here's my question...

 

First of: I am 27 and I look like someone who's 21. mwink[1].gif

 

For my wedding (summer, no tux) I'll be wearing; a slim 3-piece navy suit from Tiger of Sweden:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

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The vest is not shown, but everything is the same S120 Cerutti fabric.

 

 

 

The ? is

Will this bowtie by Collared Greens

 

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- with the reversed green side "out" and navy down the middle,

combined with this silk pocket square from Berg & Berg ???

 

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be too matchy and/or not give enough variation in the color palette, which is navy (suit), brown (shoes+belt) and ivory (shirt)...

 

I wanted to have silver and/or brown in the Bow tie/Pocket square combo, but all four colors were either impossible to find or way to busy-looking! 

 

BTW: One of the "themes" that we have been using in invitations and decorations nature/green, so that is the reason I am rating the green combo higher than silver...

 

 

Shoes and belt for those who want to see all the details:

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

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EDIT::

I put in the wrong belt to begin with. This is the one that matches the shoes:

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The shoes and belt does have the same hue/color

 

 

 - Morten

post #15913 of 29360
OK, everything I can find says that Oxfords have the lace flap sewn under the vamp, with the bottom of the flap sewn, and that Derby's have the lace flap sewn over the vamp with the bottom of the flap unsewn. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_shoes and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derby_shoe. The Derby page even says that Derby's are sometimes called bucks. Yet I see shoes all over the place, like these bucks I just bought: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X9HA1G/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00, which are clearly Derby's by that definition and yet are advertised as Oxfords. What gives?
post #15914 of 29360
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Originally Posted by Squiddly View Post

OK, everything I can find says that Oxfords have the lace flap sewn under the vamp, with the bottom of the flap sewn, and that Derby's have the lace flap sewn over the vamp with the bottom of the flap unsewn. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_shoes and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derby_shoe. The Derby page even says that Derby's are sometimes called bucks. Yet I see shoes all over the place, like these bucks I just bought: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X9HA1G/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00
, which are clearly Derby's by that definition and yet are advertised as Oxfords. What gives?

We really need a style forum 101 entry for this. Oxford/derby are British terms. The equivalent US terms are Balmoral/blucher. In the US, Oxford simply means lace-up as opposed to loafer.
post #15915 of 29360
MTB-85... I like everything except the belt.... far too casual.
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